A validated stability-indicating RP-LC method for the simultaneous determination of amlodipine and perindopril in tablet dosage form and their stress degradation behavior under ICH-recommended stress conditions.

Journal of AOAC International

PubMedID: 24000747

Gumustas M, Ozkan SA. A validated stability-indicating RP-LC method for the simultaneous determination of amlodipine and perindopril in tablet dosage form and their stress degradation behavior under ICH-recommended stress conditions. J AOAC Int. 2013;96(4):751-7.
A stability-indicating RP-LC assay method was developed for the simultaneous determination of the cardiovascular drugs amlodipine and perindopril in the presence of degradation products generated from forced decomposition studies. The developed method is applicable for the determination of related substances in bulk drugs and simultaneous assay in a tablet pharmaceutical dosage form. Separation of the drugs and their degradation products was obtained using an RP Waters Spherisorb ODS1 column (250 x 4.6 mm id, 5 pm particle size) with the mobile phase acetonitrile-water (30 + 70, v/v) containing 15 mM phosphoric acid. The pH of the mobile phase was adjusted to 5.0. A flow rate of 1.2 mL/min was used for the separations, with detection at 215 nm. The chromatographic separation was performed at a column temperature of 45 degrees C. Atenolol was chosen as the internal standard. Amlodipine and perindopril were exposed to thermal, photolytic, hydrolytic, and oxidative stress conditions, and the stressed samples were analyzed by the proposed method. Degradation studies showed that both compounds were degraded under these stress conditions. The method was found to be stability-indicating and can be used for the routine analysis of amlodipine and perindopril in the studied combined tablet dosage form.